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Receiving a second medical opinion from The London Clinic

The London Clinic offers a comprehensive Second Medical Opinion service in order to provide peace of mind to those who have concerns or doubts about their current diagnosis, those who may be unhappy with the treatment recommended to them and want to explore further treatment options or those who simply have unanswered questions.

The types of Second Medical Opinion services that we offer include:

Medical Record Review

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One of our consultants can review a medical history of your diagnosis and provide a written report for you with their opinion on the most appropriate treatment.

Cost: from £495

Medical records & images review

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A consultant will work in conjunction with one of our Radiologists to review both a medical history of your diagnosis and scanned images in order to provide a written report for you with their opinion on the most appropriate treatment.

Cost: from £650

How the Second Medical Opinion Service works

  1. 1. Simply complete this online request form. The form allows you to indicate what kind of Second Medical Opinion you are interested in.
  2. 2. Within 24 hours, (the following Monday if your request is made on a Friday) one of our Second Medical Opinion Administrators will contact you to let you know further details of the Second Medical Opinion we will be undertaking for you and the consultant who will be providing the service.
  3. 3. The applicable payment will be taken from you at this stage.
  4. 4. We will email you the completed Second Medical Opinion report via e-mail and post you copy of the report within five working days of you having made the payment.

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Second Medical Opinion Request

Please supply a brief explanations of the general nature of your condition and your requirements.
Please indicate if you have a supporting medical report.
Please upload a supporting medical report. If you have any supporting medical images (e.g. an X-ray) you would like to include, please call +44 (0)20 3219 2557 for advice on how to do this.
Files must be less than 8 MB.
Allowed file types: gif jpg jpeg png bmp eps tif txt rtf html pdf doc docx odt ppt pptx odp zip.
Please tick 'Yes' to confirm that you have read and reviewed our Terms and Conditions.
The London Clinic is fully committed to compliance with Data Protection and Department of Health medical confidentiality guidelines. The personal information that you submit using this form will be held securely by us and your personal information will not be shared with anyone outside of the London Clinic or used for any other purpose than to respond to your enquiry and / or request. Please confirm how you would like us to contact you:

Frequently asked questions

A Second Medical Opinion is where a patient (or their family) asks a doctor not related to their treatment for their opinion on the diagnosis they have been provided with or the treatment proposed for the patient.

You will need to ensure that you provide us with all the medical records relating to your case that you have available.

You will need to ensure that your medical records cover a detailed description of your case including symptoms, diagnosis, mediation and treatments.

If you a require a Medical Records and Images Review - you will need to upload a copy of your images via our electronic form or you can send us a disk containing your images – please call 0203 219 3557 to speak to our team on how to do this.

Only one set of images can be reviewed for the inclusive price shown.  If you have multiple sets of images that need reviewing along with your medical records - please call our team to discuss this on 0203 219 3557.

If your images cannot be accessed or are of too poor a quality, one of our team will contact you and to discuss if the images can be provided via a disc. If no images can be provided, we will refund the cost of the Second Medical Opinion.

Some conditions are not suitable for a Second Medical Opinion. If you submit your request our expert tem can provide you with guidance on this.

This will be discussed with you when our Second Medical Opinion Administrator makes contact with you following your request for a Second Medical Opinion.

You can be assured that the report will provide all the information you need. Our reports are compiled to a pre-determined standard by our world-class consultants.

You will be provided with your report within five days of making the payment.

A document listing the full terms and conditions of the service is available.

You pay for the service by credit or debit card over the telephone with our Second Medical Opinion Administrators.

At the current time most health insurance companies do not cover the costs of Second Medical Opinions, but it is worth checking with your insurance provider as there can be exceptions to this.

If you are a sponsored patient you will need to provide us with a Letter of Guarantee from your embassy that refers to the requirement for your Second Medical Opinion. This needs to be done before your Second Medial Opinion can be arranged.

Yes, you can. Please speak to our team on 0203 219 2557, who will be happy to help.